Sen. Grassley asks Duke and UNC about drug mark ups
September 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter on Friday to Duke, UNC and Carolina’s Health Care systems (in Charlotte) inquiring about oncology drug mark ups given their participation in a federal program to reduce the cost of drugs to providers according to the Raleigh News and Observer. The letter was apparently triggered by a story in the N and O about oncology drug mark ups by not for profit hospitals and health systems in the State. Sen. Grassley has long been interested in these issues.
*Full Disclosure: I am an employee of Duke University. I have no role in the functioning of the health care system in either a policy or administrative manner. I am teaching a class in the Health Sector Management Program during second Fall Semester session II this year. My wife is a nurse at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, an affiliate hospital of UNC Health Care.